Here's What's Really In The Blue Milk At Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

In 2019, Disney got wind of all the "Star Wars" fans who seethed with envy over how Potterheads can guzzle Butterbeer at Universal Studios. So, naturally, Disney invested in its own properties to bring out Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge with a themed menu that features blue milk.

While the "Star Wars" wiki Wookieepedia describes blue milk as the product of the Tatooine-native mammoth-like creature called a Bantha, Disney opted for a more pedestrian route. On the Disney World website, the blue milk is described as a blend of coconut and rice milk with "alluring fruity characteristics." There is also an alcoholic version with Bacardi rum. So, both are vegan. The nonalcoholic blue milk sells for $7.99, while the boozy one goes for $14, just in case you forgot you were at Disney World.

Fortunately, Ashleycrafted provides a copycat recipe, so you can not spend so much money. All you need to do is pour rice milk, coconut milk, pineapple juice, passion fruit juice, lime juice, watermelon syrup, and some blue dye into a blender and then an ice cream machine.

Mark Hamill prefers Disney's blue juice

Yet, sometimes fans are seriously fanatic. They don't want a recreation of what Mark Hamill drank; they want to try the drink themselves.

Mark Hamill, however, doesn't recommend it. "Oily, warm & slightly sweet, it literally made me gag, but I was determined to drink it on-camera," he tweeted in 2019. "It was an acting challenge to appear as though I enjoyed it." 

The substance he drank was long-life milk. Long-life milk, which is also called ultra-heat treatment milk (UHT), is milk that can last for months without any refrigeration. The BBC explains that this feature comes from heating the milk at 140 degrees Celsius for three seconds to kill all the bacteria in the drink. Its long shelf life has made UHT a dominant milk in many markets outside the United States, such as China.

Greenfields Dairy says that this heating process gives the milk a slightly sweeter and cooked taste, which accounts for Mark Hamill's reaction. As most Americans have matured on pasteurized milk instead, it seems likely that they will enjoy Disney's substitution more than the real thing.